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Ark-Valley Humane Society: Senior Pet Adoption Assistance Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

Adoption fee reimbursement: $100 ($100 paid for by grant)
Superchem w/CBC bloodwork & processing fee: $85.22 ($80 paid for by grant)
Dental cleaning $264.70 ($250 paid for by grant)
4 Skin Excisions of fatty tumor and sebaceous cyst $206 ($150 paid for by grant)

This grant provided us the majority of funds to address Honey's medical needs, making her more adoptable and healthy at the time of going into her home. By offsetting our expenses, this grant has made it easier for us to help senior dogs in the future reach good health while in our care.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Honey was a nearly 12-year-old dog who needed bloodwork, a dental, a lumpectomy of a fatty tumor and removal of a sebaceous cyst. She was adopted by a woman who operates a rescue for miniature horses. This woman was specifically looking for an older dog and was so appreciative of the procedures provided to Honey to get her to good health and the sponsored adoption fee. This home was a great fit. We have since followed up with her and Honey is doing great in her new home!

AVHS Executive Director Jonathan McDonell says, “We are so grateful that the Petfinder Foundation, through their support of Ark-Valley Humane Society, was able to ensure Honey, a senior dog, received much-needed dental surgery which we believe will vastly improve her quality of life and overall health – thank you Petfinder Foundation!”

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